The ‘Fire’ Kids Play With

By on September 20, 2015

With tablets becoming increasingly relevant in early education and home settings, the new Amazon’s Fire HD Kids Edition: HD 8 and HD 10 have just raised the bar. Not only have the features greatly improved since the first release of Fire tablet, the price also makes it a worthy buy in today’s gloomy economic times.

Scheduled for release on September 30 at very attractive rates, the Fire HD 8 (8GB) will sell for ¥19,980 and Fire HD 10 (16 GB) for ¥21,980.


Amazon’s new tablet comes with a decent quality Gorilla Glass screen. The GB size may not be much for the needs of some but one of the best features of this tablet is the expansion slot that allows you to insert an SD of up to 128 GB maximum external storage.  iPAD doesn’t have this feature. Owners of these new tablets will have access to UI in Fire OS5 and free apps with Amazon Underground. When the tablet is plugged in, it automatically downloads movies except when the device is running out of storage.  This feature can be disabled allowing user, control of what goes onto the tablet.

HD 10


Display Size                                Fire HD 8 7.7 mm thin/ 8-inch HD
Fire HD 10 7.7 mm thin / 10.1-inch HD
Weight                                        HD 8 – 311 grams        HD 10 432 grams
Resolution                                  1280 x 800 inches HD display
Sound                                          Dolby Dual Stereo Speakers /Mic
Processor                                    Quad Core 1.5 GHz
Contents                                     30,000,000 including movies, drama, music, books, apps and games
Memory                                      8 GB and 16 GB with expansion SD slots for up to 128 GB (sold separately)
Camera capability                     214 x 128 x 7.7mm (HD8)               262 x 159x 7.7mm (HD 10)
Other features                            Compatible with the new Fire OS5,   High speed web, email  and                                               calendar browsing
Battery                                         Max 8 hours
Colors                                           Orange, Pink Purple, Black and Blue (HD 8)      Black, White  (HD 10)

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